Janet Dean Fodor was born in London on April 12, 1942, the youngest of 3 girls.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Oxford University studying philosophy and psychology; her tutor was Iris Murdoch.


It is with profound sadness that we share with you that Dr. Jonathan (Jon) Henner passed away following a battle with cancer.


When the news was announced that West Virginia University was planning sweeping cuts to academic programs, including eliminating the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (WLLL), the Linguistic Society of America moved to action in a variety of ways.


LSA regrets to report a longtime member and supporter, Professor Peter H.


The Department of Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin regrets to report that our longtime colleague, Professor Emeritus Robert D. King, died on July 6, 2023, after a lengthy illness.


The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is accepting applications for the Public Scholars program.


LSA Fellow Salikoko S. Mufwene (University of Chicago) was elected to the American Philosophical Society on May 25, 2022.


Three LSA members—David Adger, Anne Cutler, and Alice Harris—were recently installed as Fellows of the British Academy.


Angelika Kratzer has been chosen to deliver the 2022 John Locke Lectures at the University of Oxford. Brian Joseph awarded an honorary doctorate.


LSA Members Christine Beier and Joe Pater have been awarded grants from the NEH and NSF, respectively.


Congratulations to LSA member Vera Gribanova (Stanford University), who is the sole linguist to receive the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship award for 2022.


The LSA regrets to announce the death of longtime member Byron W. Bender, which occured on 4 January 2020, but was not reported via LSA communications channels until this week.


We regret to report the death of longtime LSA member James W. Marchand (1926-2021). Marchand first joined the LSA in 1953 and has been a member for many years since. We share the following notice provided by his colleagues at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign:


We regret to report the death of longtime LSA member and fellow Nora England (1946-2022). England first joined the LSA in 1973 and has been a life member for many years. England was also the recipient of the LSA’s Kenneth Hale Award in 2016.


Anne Charity HudleyColleen Fitzgerald, and Cecile McKee were elected Fellows by the AAAS.


LSA fellow and life member Dan Jurafsky (Stanford University) was awarded the Atkinson Prize in Psychological a


With regret and sorrow we have to inform you about the demise of Pieter A.M. Seuren (1934-2021).


The LSA regrets to announce the passing of longtime LSA member Harriet Klein (Montclair State University and Stony Brook University).


Two bills are currently pending in Congress that would enhance and expand support for Native American Language Revitalization. This past Spring, the U.S.